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A College Providing Leadership for Appalachia

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Our founder, Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd, lived and served forty-five years after she came to Kentucky, intent upon producing well-educated, purpose-driven leaders for Appalachia. We continue her mission today, knowing that the need for mountain leaders is still great, as much now as ever.

This small, private college in the hills of eastern Kentucky accepts no direct federal, state, or local funding, but provides each of its qualified Appalachian students with as generous a financial aid package as students are likely to find anywhere — no out-of-pocket costs for tuition. In exchange, our students dedicate themselves to lives of service, working a minimum of 10 hours per week in our Student Work Program, which also helps to cover education costs.

Over half of our graduates are the first in their families to receive a four-year degree. Many of them go on to graduate or professional school, receiving continued financial assistance from the College as they pursue advanced degrees. Our programs have provided teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, and so much more for this region — leaders who can bring about positive, lasting change.

This extraordinary opportunity is made possible by the generosity of our “friends,” those people who financially support our unique mission. We invite you to explore these pages and discover why we deserve your support: there is simply no other place like this.

Perhaps you will be the next friend of Alice Lloyd College!

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Leading Appalachia

Virginia Madison Mooney: Mad for Alice Lloyd College

On February 15, 2018, we had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Virginia Madison Mooney, a Sociology Major from Inez, Kentucky. Affectionately known by her former teammates and peers as “Maddog”, she is a first-generation college student who will be graduating in the spring of 2018. Ms. Mooney has been involved in the Sociology Club, played softball, was a member of the Student Government Association, and performed with the Voices of Appalachia.

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Logan Smith – Forever Thankful for ALC

The ALC Marketing Team recently had the opportunity to sit down with Kelcie “Logan” Smith. Logan is a 2017 graduate of Alice Lloyd College and will be attending medical school at Lincoln Memorial University in the fall. During her time at ALC, Logan was involved in the Allied Health Club, Student Rural Health Association, and Phi Beta Lambda.

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Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight: Dr. Shelba Proffitt

by Dru Walters, Student Contributor Whitesburg, KY native and ALC friend, Dr. Shelba Proffitt, is one of the extraordinary people behind space defense for the United States of America. Dr. Proffitt began her career as a member of the Von Braun Space Team in...

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Student Spotlight

Hana Sword: Piecing Together A Brighter Future

McHana Sword, who goes by Hana, is a junior from Floyd County, Kentucky, majoring in English.  However, she is much more than just a student. Hana epitomizes the belief that if you get knocked down, you get back up, dust yourself off, and continue on your chosen path....

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